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Tips for taking photos of Monday's solar eclipse

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Aug 18th - 1:34pm

Solar eclipse mania is here and one thing is for sure when the moon crosses the path of the sun creating the eclipse Monday morning, social media feeds will be flooded with all sorts of photos from anyone trying to capture that moment.

'A hole in the sky': Phenomenon creates sense of wonder throughout history

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Aug 17th - 8:05pm

Throughout history, eclipses have caused people to tremble in fear or gaze in wonder. They have also prompted unending scientific curiosity. An eclipse in 1919 led to one of the greatest moments in science history.

Businesses offering exclusive events for once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Aug 16th - 10:33pm

Wyoming and Idaho offer a scenic backdrop for Monday's eclipse. Visitors have many interesting ways to see it, and businesses have found ways to sell the experience. By river raft, on horseback, in a chairlift or a bus — don't expect it to be cheap.

Thousands flock to Clark Planetarium for eclipse glasses

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 16th - 7:18pm

Thousands of Utah residents are flocking to Clark Planetarium this week to buy solar eclipse glasses to make sure they get safe ones following a recall issued by online retailer Amazon.

UDOT warns of heavy traffic heading back from eclipse

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Aug 16th - 7:00pm

The Utah Department of Transportation is urging Utahns to plan ahead for heavy delays throughout the state this weekend as travelers from across the Western United States drive back from Idaho and Wyoming after viewing the solar eclipse on Monday.

4 gadgets for the sleep-deprived

Parinaz Samimi, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 16th - 4:40pm

Do you wake up feeling sluggish and tired? Sleep disorders are gaining traction as 35 percent of Americans struggle to get enough quality slumber. Here are four gadgets that could change that.

'Get the protection and then enjoy the eclipse': Separating myths from reality in eye safety

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Aug 15th - 10:45pm

Here's some important advice you've probably heard before: During Monday's solar eclipse, do not fry your eyeballs. It can happen. Serious eye damage. But along with learning safe practices, you probably should unlearn a few myths and misconceptions.

6 exciting apps if you're an adult trying to get your life together

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 15th - 1:30pm

If you often find yourself scrambling to remain productive at home and at work while managing your busy schedule, there are several apps that can help out. Here are six handy tools you can use to streamline your schedule and get your life together.

Science Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 15th - 8:03am

Lightning — once one of nature's biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get out of the way.

6 tech devices to keep you and your family safe

Sage Singleton, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 14th - 11:59am

From doorbell cameras with two-way communication to high-definition dashcams, here are six tech devices that can help keep you and your family safe.

Can you really go blind staring at an eclipse? Tips for safe viewing

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted   Aug 12th - 3:51pm

On August 21, the moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse.

Utah AirMed joins eclipse medical effort

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Aug 11th - 7:31pm

For the first time ever, the University of Utah plans to activate an extra medical helicopter and preposition it in Wyoming for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21, part of a major medical preparedness effort.

Review: 4 days with the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 11th - 12:54pm

The Dodge is a worthy challenger of the rival Camaro and Mustang muscle cars.

Scientists edit pig genome with goal of human organ transplants

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Aug 11th - 12:16pm

Pigs may someday provide organs for human transplant surgeries, yet more than a few obstacles must be overcome first.

Idaho, Wyoming prepare for eclipse invasion

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Aug 10th - 10:16pm

In a dozen states, some jurisdictions have issued disaster declarations anticipating huge crowds for the Aug. 21 eclipse. Oregon is even calling out the National Guard. Wyoming and Idaho are getting ready, too. But will the crowds really come?

FaceApp removing 'ethnicity filters' after outrage

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Aug 10th - 11:18am

FaceApp, the popular photo-filter application, said it is removing new "ethnicity filters" after angry users condemned the update as racist.

Say ‘I do’ to 5 apps for married couples

Massiel Ramirez, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 9th - 3:00pm

There's a lot that goes into making a marriage work, and it's not always easy. But if you want to make the honeymoon phase last a little bit longer, try downloading one of the top five apps for married couples.

Military commanders get OK to shoot down drones over bases

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 7th - 4:42pm

The Pentagon has sent new guidance to the armed services that lays out the military's authority to disable or shoot down any drone that violates airspace restrictions over a U.S. base and is deemed a security risk.

The pros and cons of tracking your sleep

Sarah Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 7th - 1:00pm

Until recent years, the only way to thoroughly assess your shut-eye was in a clinical setting, wired-up in a laboratory. Now, sleep trackers allow everyone to do some sleep research of their own. Check out the pros and cons of tracking your sleep.

Looking back at the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse 10 years later

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Aug 6th - 10:32am

Ten years ago Sunday, six miners were trapped and ultimately died after the mine they were working in collapsed in central Utah. Three rescue workers also died 10 days later.